Apr 30, 2010
International Workshop "Entangled By Multiple Tongues", 3-4 June 2010
Almost all long-distance transfer of conceptions, institutions and practices was, and still is, shaped by one very peculiar setting: it was done by individuals and groups living in diaspora networks. But this implied mediating between parallel reference frames, switching forth and back between a home and one or more host cultures, in short: "speaking multiple tongues".
This continous merger of home and host conceptions, institutions and practices into hitherto unknown new ones made, and still makes, diaspora the one major place of intercultural mediation and transcultural negotiation. The question how this multilingualism (in its widest sense) peculiar of all diaspora shaped the transfer of culture will be the focus of our workshop on "Entangled By Multiple Tongues: The Role of Diaspora in the Transfer of Culture".
Date and Venue
- June 3-4, 2010
- University of Zurich, Ethnographic Museum (Völkerkundemuseum), Pelikanstrasse 40, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
- Articles on the panel discussion "Nach dem Minarettverbot: Der Islam und die offene Gesellschaft", held on November 17.11.2010
- Interview with Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin, Tages Anzeiger, 10.11.2010
- Finished doctoral projects in 2010
- Wang Hui, leading Chinese intellectual, comments on China's relationship to the west in the NZZ
- Rector Andreas Fischer on UZH's research focus on Asia
- Lecture series "Farewell to secularization?", lecture of Amnon Ratz-Krakotzkin, 2nd November, 6:15pm-8pm
- Autumn lecture series "Farewell to Secularization?" - Lecture of Wang Hui, 19th October, 6:15pm-8pm
- The URPP welcomes its new postdocs and phd-students
- Lecture Series (FT 10): "Farewell to Secularization?", beginning 5. Octobre 2010
- Change of academic directors
- Visit of a Chinese delegation form Beijing Normal University
- The URPP has moved!
- URPP assistant professor Sven Trakulhun explains the current tensions in Thailand
- Lecture Prof. John C. Maraldo on "The Sense and Significance of Japanese Philosophy", 1 June 2010
- International Workshop "Entangled By Multiple Tongues", 3-4 June 2010
- International Conference "Verschleierter Orient - Entschleierter Okzident? Inszenierung in Politik, Recht, Kunst und Kultur seit dem 19. Jahrhundert", 3-5 June 2010
- URPP Public Lecture Series (Spring 2010): "Researching Philosophy in Asian Contexts"
- Lecture Prof. R. T. Ames on "Confucian Role Ethics in a Changing World Culture", 18 May 2010
- Lecture Prof. A. Chakrabarti on "Classical Indian Theories of Knowledge and Error", 11 May 2010
- Lecture by Hasan Abu Nimah on "The Role of Religion in the Politics of Human Security", 4 May 2010
- Open PhD and Postdoc Positions for September 2010
- Dr. Katajun Amirpur new assistant professor for the Modern Islamic World with focus on Iran
- The new calendar of events of the PhD program has arrived!
- Lecture Prof. D. Gutas on "The Centrality of Philosophy in the Pre-Modern Islamic Intellectual Tradition", 13 April 2010
- Guest lecture Prof. James C. Scott on "Why Civilizations Can't Climb Hills", 17 March 2010
- Presentation Research Project "The Quest for Peace in the Middle East", 16 March 2010
- Guest lecture Prof. Hans-Hinrich Biesterfeldt on "Unnachahmlichkeit des Korans", 11 March 2010
- "Transcultural Bodies - Transboundary Biographies", Conference in New Delhi, 21-24 February 2010
- "Unijournal" presents the new interdisciplinary PhD program "Asia and Europe"
- New Release: Diasporic Histories, edited by Andrea Riemenschnitter and Deborah L. Madsen
- Migration in Films: Workshop, 08-09 January 2010
- Symposium with Seizo Sekino (Tokyo) and Christoph Harbsmeier (Oslo), 17-18 december 2009
- 1 Post-Doc Position (50%), applications to be submitted by 11 December 2009
- Guest lecture Prof. Ummu Salma Bava on "Europe's Role in International Governance", 8 December 2009